(Here’s my pre-concert lecture delivered at 7 p.m. last Saturday in New York. Due to a change in plans, it wasn’t actually given in Carnegie Hall, but across the street in a meeting room at the Park Central Hotel.) Carnegie
After her stellar performance of Ravi Shankar’s Sitar Concerto No. 3 with Pacific Symphony last night, Anoushka Shankar played an encore of her own composition called “Monsoon.” Here it is.
Ravi Shankar: Sitar Concerto No. 2
Here’s an excerpt from Ravi Shankar’s Sitar Concerto No. 2, with Anoushka Shankar as soloist and Zubin Mehta conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. Anoushka Shankar plays her father’s Sitar Concerto No. 3 with Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony on April 12-14.
Audio: Ravi Shankar
People of a certain age, including your scribe, remember when virtuoso sitarist Ravi Shankar became famous in the 1960s, celebrated especially among the young. It seemed to me that most households had, along with the records of Herb Alpert, some